#NationalPoetryMonth – #SummerMagic – Promises

 

Another change of pace for today’s offering. (Are you getting tired of these yet? Hope not.) This one is from the second half of the book, and I hope it touches some of you. ❀

Promises
By Marcia Meara

Up we climb again, My Love
On yet another autumn day,
Our trail meandering, higher, higher,
Amidst October’s blazing glory.
The pines are dressed in mossy green,
And glowing maples shed flaming leaves,
Keeping us brilliant company
Under the blue silk sky.

Remember our first time
Climbing this trail?
My God, we were young, and
Filled with each other!
You held my hand, and urged me on.
Wait until we’re there, you said,
Just wait! You’ll see it’s worth the climb.
And it was, My Love.
Oh, it was!

We stood at the top,
Locked in warm embrace,
Our hair, whipped by the wind,
Our hearts triumphant.
Gazing across the rolling hills,
Your radiant face was lit with pride,
As though you had created
All this wonder
Just for me—a wedding gift!
A thing of splendor our hearts shared,
Over and over, every autumn.
Our place. Ours alone,
As though no other lovers
Ever climbed this way.

Years and years ago, it was,
That first ecstatic, heavenward climb.
Yet here we are once more, My Own,
Returning to this ancient spot.
Proving some things do prevail—
Deepest faith, and promises
Sworn in love
Abide,
Just as the land before us does,
Rolling on into eternity.

Take me back, you begged,
Back to our mountain.
I will, My Love, I swear it.
I will.
And here we are.
I’ll keep my promise. No tears today.
But oh, for another smile, another kiss!
Another chance to see your face,
To touch your cheek, to hold your hand.
Gone by so fast, like wind-blown leaves,
All our precious hours and minutes!
But didn’t we use them well, My Love?
Oh, yes! We used them well!

My heart in pieces, I let you go,
And watch as you drift away,
A swirl of grey against the blue.
Your soul soaring, riding the wind,
Then settling lower over the valley,
As you become one
With our hills.
And someday, My Love, my only love,
You’ll feel my soul come drifting down,
To rest with yours once more,
Part of the earth in this sacred place,
You and I, together.
Forever.

Buy Summer Magic Here: Summer Magic: Tales of Life and Love

My poems have also appeared in the following Silver Birch Press Anthologies:Β 

Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 5) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2B8jhWX

Summer: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 3) Kindle http://amzn.to/2BhzE4q

SILVER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2A3XxPb

Green: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 2) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2jTQsdt

 

15 thoughts on “#NationalPoetryMonth – #SummerMagic – Promises

    • Thank you, Mae. I’m glad it touched your heart. And do NOT apologize for being busy doing what we all love to do, and have to devote extra time to now and then. I understand, and in fact, have been MIA myself for much of the last 8 months, for one reason or another. Even now, I’m not able to spend long at the computer, but I’m FINALLY feeling a bit better. I’m not coughing non-stop all day long, at least! So I hope to get back to regular postings and features, but I’m grateful National Poetry Month gave me a reason to do easy posts for a few days. πŸ˜€ And again, thanks for your kind comments, and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave them. Good luck on your final week!! πŸ™‚ ❀ Deep breaths, my friend. Deep breaths. πŸ˜‰

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      • LOL! That’s what I’m doing—lots of deep breathing. Thanks for understanding, Marcia. It’s true we all do get crazy at times. I didn’t realize you were still struggling with a cough. So glad to hear you are finally feeling more like yourself. Hopefully, in a short while we can both get back to normal {{hugs}}

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        • I’ll drink to that, Mae! (Well, I’ll drink a cup or two of Earl Grey to it, at least!) πŸ˜€ Third bad cold I’ve had in 8 months, dadblast it! But this one is breaking up after 10 days, which is an improvement. AND, better yet, no pneumonia like I got last spring. So, I’m grateful for that as well. All in all, I’m not going to complain (MUCH) about my life these days. Just a little mutter or two here and there, and a shake of my fist at the sky, a la Basil Fawlty. And then, on with it! After all, I’m still standing. And I’ve got things to do! πŸ˜€ Let us know as soon as you have news on your latest book(s). We’ll get it out there for you. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thank you so much, Marie. I’ve been having fun sharing some of my poetry the last few days, especially since until this morning, I hadn’t been feeling well enough to do anything requiring a lot of thought. πŸ˜€ So glad this one worked for you. And I’m always happy to boost (or share) poetry of all kinds. It doesn’t really get a fair shake in today’s market, but it does endure, in spite of it. And for me, it’s one of the most beautiful forms of expression around. And thanks for taking a moment to let me know your thoughts. I appreciate that! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Aw, I’m sorry to make you cry, but then again, I suppose that means it worked the way I wanted it to. I’m really glad you liked it, Jacquie! Thanks so much for letting me know. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Aw, thanks so much for such a kind comment! I can’t tell you how much it means, since poetry often goes unnoticed these days. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying it! And thanks for taking the time to let me know. Lovely! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thanks so much for such a nice compliment, Mary. I’m really glad you like this one. Beautiful and eternal is what I was aiming for when I wrote it, which is pretty much how I see real love. At least, it’s how it should be, though I don’t know how many are lucky enough to find it. Thanks as always for taking the time to let me know your thoughts. πŸ™‚ ❀

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